By TXEng on
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3dr Ext Minivan
Bought the Venture new, fortunately with extended warranty, which paid for itself. Under warranty the AC compressor failed (defective from factory). I had the same intake gasket problem others have mentioned. The dash climate control failed and had to be replaced. There are indeed too many plastic parts and not solidly attached. Passenger side electric window is not working now. But have about 120,000 miles on it, and it is comfortable and roomy and otherwise served our family well.
Seats easy to remove and replace. Good gas mileage. Ample power. Plenty of room for cargo when needed.